The last few days at SPMC were filled with reviewing and editing the DNR footage, attending the SPMC Dive safety board meeting and doing some last minute clean up, at the dive sites, around the labs and in the dive locker. I also was able to go to the community Beach Seine put on by SPMC. The Beach Seine is semiannual event which is both educational for the community and also provides data to gain insight to what fish (especially juvenile fish) are present. The highlight of the day included finding a few wild juvenile salmon. You can tell a salmon is from a hatchery because the adipose fin is clipped off.
Here is an article about the abalone project in the AAUS newsletter, enjoy!
Thank you AAUS and OWUSS and Shannon Point Marine Center for the great summer!